Credits: Crown Paints

Credits: Crown Paints

Crown paints manufacturers a wide range of paint products, adhesives, thinners and much more in Kenya and the rest of East Africa. Crown paints is therefore calling for applications in the management trainee position

Qualifications & Competencies
– Bachelor’s degree with a Second (2nd) Upper Class or   above and graduated in 2013/2014 from a recognized University in the fields of:

  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Sales &
  • Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management (Management Science)


Added Skills Advantage

  •  Excellent written and spoken communication in English
  • Willingness to learn, team work spirit and leadership
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills
  • No work experience required

Recruitment & Application
– Shortlisting will be done through an aptitude test & a HR interview.
– Send CV together with a scanned copy of your degree  certificate with the job title as – Management Trainee  Programme – Chemical Engineering (indicate your field).
Deadline : 1st November 2014.
Tentative date for the aptitude test is 6th November
NOTE:  ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
To apply, vsit the official  Career  website  On this Link

Microsoft Imagine Cup Innovation Competition 2015

Credits : Microsoft Imagine

Credits : Microsoft Imagine

Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Imagine Cup Innovation Competition is a global contest for the best new innovative software and the winning team will take home $50,000 (US). Create a desktop or tablet project using Windows, or a mobile project using Windows Phone, or a browser project using Windows Azure and you could win big at the Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle 2015.

If you’ve got a great idea, assemble a great team and work hard to bring that idea to life. Your project could be on devices all over the world, changing lives and giving people the thrill of seeing the future come to life right in front of them.


Round 1:

Each National Final competition may offer prizes at the discretion of the local Microsoft subsidiary operating that competition. The existence, nature, and conditions of such prizes are subject to the rules of each National Final.

Round 2:

Every World Semifinalist team who advances to round 3 will receive a trip to the Imagine Cup 2015 Worldwide Finals in Seattle, Washington, USA, in July, 2015, to compete at the World Finals.

Trip includes round trip coach airfare from a major airport closest to each competitor’s home, standard hotel accommodations, and select meals and activities.

Associates to the team are not eligible for this travel prize.

Round 3:

At the World Finals, the top three teams in the Innovation Competition will receive the following cash prizes. (Associates will not be awarded any portion of the monetary prize winnings.)

First Place: $50,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team

Second Place: $10,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team

Third Place: $5,000 USD, to be divided equally among each officially registered member of the Team

For More Information and how to apply, please  Visit the  Official Page


PhD Scholarships at PIER Helmholtz Graduate School in Germany


Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: master graduates in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Medicine or other science subjects
Scholarship: EUR 1,800 per month (for 3 years), plus other allowances


PIER Helmholtz Graduate School is inviting applications for up to six available PhD scholarships to conduct scientific research. Scholarships are awarded in the following research fields:

  • Particle and Astroparticle Physics;
  • Nanoscience;
  • Photon Science;
  • Infection and Structural Biology;
  • Accelerators;
  • Theoretical Physics.


In order to be eligible you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Have outstanding master’s degree in physics, chemistry, biology, other science subjects, or in mathematics or medicine.
  • Social involvement;
  •  Identification with the values and principles of the Joachim Herz Foundation;


The Joachim Herz scholarships provide doctoral candidates with outstanding conditions in which to conduct scientific research. The scholarships ensure doctoral candidates considerable financial leeway and consist of the following elements:

  • Basic allowance: EUR 1,800 (per month for 3 years);
  • Equipment and language courses: EUR 5,000 (if required);
  • Allowance to enable the recipient to take part in international conferences and research semesters and conduct work in research labs: EUR 9,000 (for three years);
  • Allowance to organize a joint event in cooperation with other fellowship recipients of the Joachim Herz Foundation in the second or third year of their doctoral studies: up to a total EUR 12,000


Interested applicants must apply online here. Before you start with your application please make sure you have the following documents:

  • CV;
  • BA and/or Master certificate including transcript of records;
  • Bachelor/Master certificate should state the Grade Point Average (GPA) corresponding to the Anglo-American grading system;
  • Motivation letter/statement of purpose (SoP);
  • PhD students in their first year: Written proof from supervisor about the beginning of the PhD project;
  • Master students currently reaching the completion of their studies: forecast of expected grades and transcript of records;

Deadline for applications is 1 December 2014

For more information please visit the official website

Experience Bici-Techonology* SAB 2015 Sessions now accepting applications!

Credits :BICI-Technology

Credits :BICI-Technology

Location: Guatemala

Deadline : 1st December

The Bici-Tec School of Appropriate Bici-Technology in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala is now accepting applications for the first session of training program in 2015, which will run from February 2nd to April 3rd 2015.

Join the Bici-Technology team  to learn how to build bicycle machines and grow the movement of appropriate bici-technology!

Description Of the Program

This program offers training in the design, fabrication and installation of bicycle machines, such as bicycle-powered corn grinders and water pumps. These bicycle machines are an affordable and environmentally sustainable technology that increases rural productivity and furthers rural development.

The economic opportunities offered by bicycle technology can lead to the autonomy and empowerment of rural and indigenous families and communities worldwide.

This is a hands-on learning experience facilitated by Bici-Tec founder Carlos Marroquin, a world leader in pedal-powered technology.

Carlos comes to the program with over fifteen years experience in design, construction and implementation of bici-technology. International and Guatemalan students will study side by side in this hands-on program.

Applications  are now  accepted through December 1st for this exciting program!

NOTE : If you’re interested in attending the Bici-Tec School of Appropriate Bici-Technology at a different time, stay tuned for more information about  their  Summer 2015 session!

For more information and to  how to apply,visit the official Website  or  generally –

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For any burning questions, Email the team via  –

Making Digital Disruption an Opportunity for Innovation brought to you by Oracle

Credits : Oracle

Credits : Oracle



Oracle Corporation is a U.S.-based multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood City, California, United States. The company specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly  its own  brands of database management systems. Oracle is the second-largest software maker  by revenue, after Microsoft

The company also builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software and supply chain management (SCM) software.


 Venue :Safari Park Hotel

Date : 7th November


Cloud, big data, and mobile are transforming the modern business environment—as well as presenting new challenges and tremendous opportunities. Are you ready to take advantage?

Join the  Oracle Day event near happening in Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel  to explore how these technologies can change your business, and learn from Oracle experts how you can take control of your enterprise IT future.

Experience Oracle Day

Big Data and Business Analytics

Learn to get the most from all the data available to your organization, generating actionable insights that lead to better decision making.

Your Cloud, Your Way

Learn how Oracle’s cloud solutions can provide greater agility, and lower costs and risk—with flexible, tailored deployments.

Re-Think Mobile

Discover how Oracle’s complete, flexible mobile solutions can help you keep up with the demands of the modern workforce.

Digital-Ready Applications

Are you ready for digital? See how Oracle can help you extend and enhance your existing applications and your competitive advantage.

For interested Applicants, Register by following this LINK

Urban Commuter Challenge for Software developers




Deadline: 13 November 2014
Open to: software developers or designers worldwide 
up to $15,000


As the global population becomes more interconnected, we must adapt and expand our approach to mobility. Through the Innovate Mobility Series, Ford is inviting software developers across the globe to help explore mobility issues facing communities around the world and unearth new solutions.

As part of its international ”Urban Commuter Challenge”, Ford invites software developers and designers from around the world to come to the aid of the urban commuter by submitting software that helps increase the quality of life now for urban and long-range commuters in cities like Shanghai. The design must include a piece of software—this could be anything from a text message delivery system, or a desktop app, to software running on hardware (like wearable technology). The judging criteria will focus on creativity, the execution of the idea and the potential to increase life quality for commuters.


The challenge is open to:

  • individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry;
  • teams of eligible individuals;
  • organizations (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry, and employ no more than 50 people;
  • organizations that employ more than 50 people.


  • Grand Prize: $15,000;
  • Second Prize: $7,000;
  • Third Prize: $3,000;
  • OpenXC Integration Prize: $2,500;
  • Popular Choice: $2,500;
  • Large Organization Recognition Award: Non-cash, recognition only for Large Organizations.


In order to enter the competition you must follow the next steps:

  • Read carefully the official rules;
  • Register HERE to access the submission form and start your draft;
  • Create a working solution, a demonstration video, and some images to represent your solution.

All Submission materials must be in English or, if not in English, the Maker must provide an English translation of the demonstration video, text description, and testing instructions as well as all other materials submitted.

The deadline to enter the competition is 13 November 2014. The winners will be announced by December 16th.

For further information please visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE .

Yale Young African Scholars Program



The 2015 Yale Young African Scholars Program application is now available online!

Applications are due February 26, 2015. APPLY NOW »

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is an initiative modeled off of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. This program is intended solely for African students attending secondary school on the African continent.

The 2015 Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in two locations:

Kenya: August 12 – 17

Zimbabwe: August 20 – 25

The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a high-intensity six-day program designed for African students who will graduate from secondary school in 2017 or 2018, are 18 years or younger at the time of the program, and have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies. The Yale Young African Scholars Program is an official program of Yale University.

There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Participants are, however, responsible for getting themselves to the venue at the outset of the program and their return home at the end of the program. Participants will also be responsible for any incidental expenses they elect to incur. Admitted students demonstrating financial need may apply for a limited number of travel assistance grants, intended to help defray the cost of international travel between African countries. Students can only apply for travel assistance after they have received an offer of admission to YYAS.

The programs will help students recognize and understand global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from Yale faculty and African undergraduate and graduate students who currently attend Yale. Students will participate in a lecture series and a number of elective seminars on a variety of topics. The demanding academic content is designed to improve students’ analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, and written and oral communication skills. These skills will be further utilized in small workshops designed to prepare students for the demanding application processes of U.S. colleges and universities.

On-site accommodation is mandatory, and will be provided for all students, along with three meals a day. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.

For information on the inaugural sessions in Ghana and Ethiopia, click here »
Browse past speaker lists for Ghana and Ethiopia.

For moe Information on how to paricpate please follow this Link to the OFFICIAL WEBSITE